January 06, 2010
For all the moves this soon to be eliminated administration has taken to destroy our country, this may be the biggest mistake of all. Most of this has been done in back rooms, behind close doors. When the director of C-Span issued a challenge to open things up and have the rest of the sessions covered on C-Span, this is their response?
They are absolutely how clueless about the electorate. This bill will probably die because of their arrogance, i.e. there has to be one Democrat in the Senate with a conscious, or it will be tied up in courts indefinitely. The backlash from the majority of citizens is certain. Random thoughts while observing the passing parade, J.C.
President Obama and congressional Democrats head into another strategy session Wednesday over health care reform after deciding Tuesday night to keep the final negotiations as GOP-free as possible by bypassing the traditional conference committee process.
Jan. 5: Rep. Chris Van Hollen and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak at a news conference to discuss health care legislation. (AP Photo)
President Obama and congressional Democrats head
into another strategy session Wednesday over health care reform after deciding Tuesday night to keep the final negotiations as GOP-free as possible by bypassing the traditional conference committee process.
The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress decided to keep the last leg of talks a closed-door affair. They concluded that the House will work off the Senate’s version, amend it and send it back to the Senate for final passage, according to a House leadership aide, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the private meeting.
The move streamlines the process to avoid Republican efforts to slow it down.
But Republicans aren’t giving up yet. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Wednesday released a list of 37 House Democrats he claims can be persuaded to vote against the final bill. Cantor noted that Democrats can’t afford to lose one of the 60-vote coalition they assembled in the Senate and can’t afford to lose more than two of the 220 votes they assembled on the House side.
“I still believe there is an opportunity to prevent this bill — a bill that will fundamentally alter the relationship between patients and doctors, harm seniors, and impose massive taxes and mandates on small businesses — from becoming law,” he wrote. “If we can convince enough of these 37 members (along with the 39 Democrats who already voted no) to reconsider and switch their position on the bill, I know that we can defeat this government take-over of our health care before it becomes law.”